My grandpa, John Trepak, discusses setting dangerous chemicals on fire and building home-made sailboats from his dad's choice wood and his mom's nice sheets. Topics: Grandfather, stories, depression era, interview
Born in Danville, VA, in 1930, Bill Martin grew up in a large family in the rural South where little boys played with guns for fun and blindly accepted dares from friends as an initiation ritual. Covering the years 1934-1948, Bill Martin's stories re-create the color of an era long gone, yet readers today will still identify with the feelings present in a childhood of yesteryear. The book can be printed on demand and purchased at http://www.lulu.com/content/4961034 Topics: childhood, virginia, depression era, memoir, American South
Recorded January 31, 1999, Kansas City MO by Fritz Swischer clarinet, and Dick Blessing guitar. Video by Swischer of summer night rain downtown Kansas City MO. Composer Jay Gorney, Lyricist Yip Harburg. Topics: clarinet & guitar duo, Yip Harburg, depression era songs
byProduced by London Film Productions, Directed by Zoltan Korda
A formerly wealthy man and his daughter try to regain wealth by selling a scheme to some investors, when they come upon a huge amount of unclaimed cash that a young electrician has in his tool box. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Edmund Gwenn, Wendy Barrie, Robert Donat, British Depression Era Comedy
A tribute to my dad and an argument that we in IT now should be as frugal as he was even after the hardships of the Great Depression had long passed. Topics: Best of Lanny on Learning Technology, Depression Era Value
This short Depression-era documentary describes the importance of the Mississippi River to the United States. It laments the environmental destruction committed in the name of progress, particularly farming and timber practices which cause massive erosion and result in vast amounts of top soil being washed down the river into the Gulf of Mexico. The film focuses especially on the impact this has had on impoverished farmers. It ends on a very upbeat note, however, with a celebration of the TVA,... Topics: Depression-era, documentary, New Deal, FDR, Farm Securities Administration, Pare Lorentz
Marcos Breton - We check in with Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton about the economy, the elections, and more. "Waiting for Lefty" - The 1930's play, "Waiting for Lefty" was a morale booster for Depression-era union workers. Today on Insight, you'll meet Cosumnes River College's River Stage director Frank Condon and two of the actors in the working-class drama, and find out what made it so popular. Steve Fossett Follow Up - Searchers looking for the crash site of Steve... Topics: Marcos Breton, Sacramento Bee columnist, Waiting for Lefty, Depression-era play, Cosumnes River...
Greg Sabin & Patrick Skiffington stop in to perform a little "discount jazz," and talk about their brand of Depression Era music. Topics: Capital Public Radio, CPR, Off Air, Smart Rock Radio, Freebadge Serenaders, Luna's, Broken Social...